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Hispanic Community Health Study / Study of Latinos

Name Label Folder
alcohol_use
Alcohol Use
Alcohol Use Clinical Characteristics
alcohol_use_disorder
Alcohol Use Disorder Risk
Alcohol Use Disorder Risk

Based on gender-specific cutoffs for weekly alcohol use provided by the National Institute for Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, this variable provides a risk level for developing an alcohol use disorder (craving, loss of control, physical dependence, tolerance, etc.)

Clinical Characteristics
alcohol_use_level
Alcohol Use Drinking Level
Alcohol Use Drinking Level

Using the weekly alcohol use cutoffs from alcohol_use_disorder, this variable combines never users and former users into a group called 'no current use'. Definitions of 'low level use' and 'high level use' correspond to those of 'low risk drinker' and 'at-risk drinker' from alcohol_use_disorder.

Clinical Characteristics
cdcr
Cerebrovascular Disease and Carotid Revascularization, self-report
Cerebrovascular Disease and Carotid Revascularization, self-report

This variable checks for medical history of stroke, mini-stroke or TIA, or balloon angioplasty or surgery to the arteries in the neck.

Clinical Characteristics
cdcr_sueno
Cerebrovascular Disease and Carotid Revascularization, self-reported at the Sueno clinic visit
Cerebrovascular Disease and Carotid Revascularization, self-reported at the Sueno clinic visit

This variable checks for medical history of stroke, mini-stroke or TIA, or balloon angioplasty or surgery to the arteries in the neck.

Clinical Characteristics
chd_self
Self-reported CHD
Self-reported CHD

This variable combines the self-reports of coronary revascularization or heart attack.

Clinical Characteristics
chd_self_sueno
Self-reported CHD at the Sueno visit
Self-reported CHD at the Sueno visit

This variable combines the self-reports of coronary revascularization or heart attack.

Clinical Characteristics
cigarette_pack_years
Cigarette Pack Years
Cigarette Pack Years

This variable calculates the cigarette pack years as the number of exposure years multiplied by the average number of cigarettes smoked per day.

Clinical Characteristics
cigarette_pack_years_c3
Cigarette Pack Years (3-level, cutoff=10)
Cigarette Pack Years (3-level, cutoff=10)

This variable groups cigaratte use into 3 categories

Clinical Characteristics
cigarettes_year
Adjusted Cigarettes per Year
Adjusted Cigarettes per Year

This variable calculates the cigarette years as the number of exposure years multiplied by the average number of cigarettes smoked per day.

Clinical Characteristics
cigarette_use
Cigarette Use
Cigarette Use Clinical Characteristics
claudication_int
Intermittent Claudication - either leg
Intermittent Claudication - either leg

This variable defines intermittent claudication being present in either leg

Clinical Characteristics
current_smoker
Current Smoker (from CIGARETTE_USE)
Current Smoker (from CIGARETTE_USE)

This variable is an indicator to denote current smoker status using the variable cigarette_use.

Clinical Characteristics
cvd_frame
Framingham CVD composite criterion
Framingham CVD composite criterion

This variable is an indicator that defines a composite CVD definition based on the Framingham Study criterion.

Clinical Characteristics
diab_diag
Diabetes Diagnosis
Diabetes Diagnosis

This variable describes the diagnoses of diabetes and whether it was diagnosed before baseline, not diagnosed before baseline but possibly detected from lab data, or as non-diabetic.

Clinical Characteristics
diabetes1
3-level grouped Diabetes ver.1
3-level grouped Diabetes ver.1

This variable describes the stages of diabetes.

Clinical Characteristics
diabetes2
3-level grouped Diabetes - ADA
3-level grouped Diabetes - ADA

This variable describes the stages of diabetes based on American Diabetes Association definition.

Clinical Characteristics
diabetes2_indicator
Diabetes Indicator - ADA
Diabetes Indicator - ADA

This variable is based on the Diabetes variable (version 2) stages of diabetes based on American Diabetes Association definition.

Clinical Characteristics
diabetes3
3-level grouped Diabetes - includes self-report
3-level grouped Diabetes - includes self-report

This variable describes the stages of diabetes based on American Diabetes Association definition with an additional self-report criterion.

Clinical Characteristics
diabetes_c4
4-level grouped diabetes (none/pre/treated/untreated)
4-level grouped diabetes (none/pre/treated/untreated)

This variable assesses diabetes using variable diabetes3 and medication use based on variables muea33c and med_antidaib.

Clinical Characteristics
diabetes_lab
3-level grouped Diabetes - Lab
3-level grouped Diabetes - Lab

This variable describes the stages of diabetes.

Clinical Characteristics
diabetes_self
Diabetes - self report only
Diabetes - self report only

This variable indicates a self-report of diabetes.

Clinical Characteristics
diabetes_self_sueno
Diabetes - self report only, collected during the sueno clinic visit
Diabetes - self report only, collected during the sueno clinic visit

This variable indicates a self-report of diabetes.

Clinical Characteristics
diabetes_sueno
Diabetes (at Sueno visit) derived from SOL diagnosis and Sueno diabetes mellitus variables
Diabetes (at Sueno visit) derived from SOL diagnosis and Sueno diabetes mellitus variables Clinical Characteristics
diab_famhist
Family History of Diabetes
Family History of Diabetes

This variable describes the family history of diabetes.

Clinical Characteristics
dm_aware
Diabetes awareness at baseline
Diabetes awareness at baseline

This variable describes the awareness of diabetes. Defined only for self-reported diabetics.

Clinical Characteristics
dm_aware_sueno
Diabetes awareness at the Sueno visit
Diabetes awareness at the Sueno visit

This variable describes the awareness of diabetes. Defined only for self-reported diabetics.

Clinical Characteristics
dm_control
Diabetes controlled: DM Classified at Baseline and A1C < 7%
Diabetes controlled: DM Classified at Baseline and A1C < 7%

This variable indicates controlled diabetes. Defined only for diabetics.

Clinical Characteristics
doctor_visit
Doctor/HCP number of visits in past 12 months
Doctor/HCP number of visits in past 12 months

This variable defines grouped categories for the number of times a participant has visited the doctor in the last 12 months.

Clinical Characteristics
ever_angina_relative
At least one relative had report of angina
At least one relative had report of angina

This variable combines self-report of angina for immediate family relatives, i.e. mother, father, and sibling(s).

Clinical Characteristics
ever_cabg_relative
At least one relative had report of CABG or angioplasty
At least one relative had report of CABG or angioplasty

This variable combines self-report of variable cabg or angioplasty for immediate family relatives, i.e. mother, father, and sibling(s).

Clinical Characteristics
ever_mi_relative
At least one relative had report of heart attack
At least one relative had report of heart attack

This variable combines self-report of heart attack for immediate family relatives, i.e. mother, father, and sibling(s).

Clinical Characteristics
exposure_year
Adjusted Years Smoked
Adjusted Years Smoked

This variable calculates the years a participant smoked cigarettes. This is calculated using the difference from the age the participant began smoking to either the participant's age at baseline examination or the age that the participant quit smoking (if applicable).

Clinical Characteristics
fh_chd
Family history of CHD including self-reported angina
Family history of CHD including self-reported angina

This variable combines the self-reports of angina, heart attack, or procedure (angioplasty, stent, bypass) for immediate family relatives, i.e. mother, father, and sibling(s).

Clinical Characteristics
fh_stroke
Family history of stroke
Family history of stroke

This variable combines the self-reports of stroke for immediate family relatives, i.e. mother, father, and sibling(s).

Clinical Characteristics
frame_cvd_risk_10yr
Framingham CVD - 10 year risk (w/lab predictors)
Framingham CVD - 10 year risk (w/lab predictors)

This variable defines the Framingham CVD 10 year risk using lab predictors based on the Framingham Study criterion for participants. Individuals 30 to 74 years old only.

Clinical Characteristics
hba1c_si
Glycosylated Hemoglobin (HbA1c) in SI units (mmol/mol), nearest integer
Glycosylated Hemoglobin (HbA1c) in SI units (mmol/mol), nearest integer Clinical Characteristics
homa_b
HOMA index of Beta Cell Function
HOMA index of Beta Cell Function

This variable defines the Homeostasis model assessment of insulin resistance.

Clinical Characteristics
homa_ir
HOMA index of Insulin Resistance
HOMA index of Insulin Resistance

This variable defines the Homeostasis model assessment of insulin resistance.

Clinical Characteristics
hypert_awareness
Awareness of Hypertension - NHANES
Awareness of Hypertension - NHANES

This variable is defined by the self-report of doctor's diagnosis of hypertension for those who were defined as having hypertension using the NHANES definition only.

Clinical Characteristics
hypert_control
Control of Hypertension - NHANES
Control of Hypertension - NHANES

This variable is defined for participants whose blood pressure are below the cutoff of 140/90 (both systolic and diastolic must be less than the cutoff values) for those who were defined as having hypertension using the NHANES definition only and also indicated whether or not they were receiving treatment for hypertension.

Clinical Characteristics
hypertension
Hypertension (BP>=140/90 and Med Use)
Hypertension (BP>=140/90 and Med Use)

Hypertension is defined here if the systolic or diastolic blood pressure is greater than or equal to 140/90 or if the participant is currently taking antihypertensive medications.

Clinical Characteristics
hypertension2
Hypertension using NHANES definition
Hypertension using NHANES definition

Hypertension is defined here using the following NHANES definition: if the systolic or diastolic blood pressure is greater than or equal to 140/90 or if the participant self-reported as currently taking antihypertensive medications.

Clinical Characteristics
hypertension_c4
4-level grouped hypertension (none/pre/treated/untreated)
4-level grouped hypertension (none/pre/treated/untreated)

This variable classifies participants into 4 categories based on hypertension and hypertensive.

Clinical Characteristics
hypertension_sueno
Hypertension at the Sueno visit as derived from the SOL diagnosis and Sueno hypertension variables
Hypertension at the Sueno visit as derived from the SOL diagnosis and Sueno hypertension variables

Hypertension is defined here if the systolic or diastolic blood pressure is greater than or equal to 140/90 or if the participant is currently taking antihypertensive medications.

Clinical Characteristics
hypert_treatment
Treatment of Hypertension - NHANES
Treatment of Hypertension - NHANES

This variable is defined by the participant's self-report awareness of hypertension and self-report use of antihypertensive medications for those who were defined as having hypertension using the NHANES definition only.

Clinical Characteristics
mets_idf
Metabolic Syndrome - IDF definition
Metabolic Syndrome - IDF definition

The International Diabetes Federation (IDF) definition emphasizes central obesity because it is 'independently' associated with each of the other metabolic syndrome components, as well as insulin resistance.

Clinical Characteristics
mets_ncep
Metabolic Syndrome - NCEP ATP III
Metabolic Syndrome - NCEP ATP III

The following definition of metabolic syndrome is based on the updated Adult Treat Panel III (ATP III) of the National Cholesterol Education Program (NCEP) guidelines.

Clinical Characteristics
mets_ncep2
Metabolic Syndrome w/Self-Reported Meds - NCEP ATP III
Metabolic Syndrome w/Self-Reported Meds - NCEP ATP III

This variable incorporates the original variable mets_ncep definition with changes to include self-reported medication use instead of scanned/transcribed medication use.

Clinical Characteristics
mi_ecg
MI defined by ECG results
MI defined by ECG results

This variable checks some ECG measures to detect possible old MIs.

Clinical Characteristics
prechd_angina
Prevalent Coronary Heart Disease, including self-report
Prevalent Coronary Heart Disease, including self-report

This variable combines ECG reports of possible old MI as well as self-report of angina, heart attack, or procedure (angioplasty, stent, bypass).

Clinical Characteristics
prechd_no_angina
Prevalent Coronary Heart Disease
Prevalent Coronary Heart Disease

This variable combines ECG reports of possible old MI as well as self-report of heart attack, or procedure (angioplasty, stent, bypass).

Clinical Characteristics
stroke
Prevalent Stroke, self report
Prevalent Stroke, self report

This variable checks for self-report medical history of stroke.

Clinical Characteristics
stroke_sueno
Prevalent Stroke, self-reported
Prevalent Stroke, self-reported Clinical Characteristics
stroke_tia
Prevalent Stroke or TIA, self report
Prevalent Stroke or TIA, self report

This variable checks for medical history or mini-stroke or TIA.

Clinical Characteristics
stroke_tia_sueno
Prevalent Stroke or TIA, self-reported
Prevalent Stroke or TIA, self-reported Clinical Characteristics
totaldrinks_per_week
Total Weekly Alcohol Consumption
Total Weekly Alcohol Consumption

This variable determines the total alcohol intake as the numbers of drinks per week only for current drinkers.

Clinical Characteristics